“Trees” by Herman Hesse

amazing visions“Trees”

Written Passage by Hermann Hesse

Photographs of Trees

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 6th August 2014

Dedicated to Uncle Tree <3 jkm

dragon underneath green tree

Dragon Tree

Trees are sanctuaries.

Who ever knows how to listen to them,

what tree looks while tripping on acid [lsd]

Tripping Tree

Can experience the truth.

tree geodecic

Geodesic Tree

They do not teach learning and precepts,

They preach, undeterred by particulars,

lone tree bg rolling green sky darkening

Lone Tree

The ancient law of life.

massive tree impressive

Educator Tree

“When we have learned how to listen to trees,

then the brevity and the quickness

4p a world in tree green

Green Earth Tree

and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts

achieve an incomparable joy.”

~ Herman Hesse ~

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Pink Floyd  Any Colour You Like

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The Chandelier Tree

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The Tree of Life | Stay Alive | Jose Gonzales | Adrian Conlon – Editor

<3 jkm

Amazing Visions: Epic Octopus on the Way

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Amazing Visions: Epic Octopus on the Way
Vimeo Videos Discovered by Jennifer Kiley
Created on 8th February 2014
Posted Wednesday 19 February 2014
AMAZING VISIONS

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WHEN POSSIBLE WATCH VIDEOS WITH FULL SCREEN AND HEADPHONES ON
THE EFFECT IS SO MUCH MORE AN AWESOMELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! :-)

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REFLECTIONS.
VISUALLY EROTIC.
CAR TRIP THROUGH GERMANY
HAVING A MOST UNUSUAL
VISUAL EXPERIENCE.
ENJOY YOUR TRIP!!! :-) jKm

The Way – kveten

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PREPARE YOUR SELF FOR A MIND TRIP
IMAGES VIBRATING CHANGING RAPIDLY
AWESOME AH!!! MOMENTS UNBELIEVABLY ARTISTIC
BRINGS BACK THE DAY TRIPPING MIND EXPANSION
SAY HELLO TO TIMOTHY LEARY ON YOUR VISIT
INSIDE THIS VIDEO ALL VISUAL HALLUCINATIONS
ARE ACCEPTABLE ART TRANSFORMING YOUR PERCEPTIONS

Austin Anijam 2014 – The Octopus Project “Mmkit” – Austin Motion Artist Group

austinchronicle.com/screens/2014-01-17/introducing-the-octopus-projects-exquisite-corpse/

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READ BELOW THE CREATOR’S EXPERIENCE
MAKING AN AMAZING VISION TO SHARE
WHAT NATURE IS AND HAS BEEN
BUT WILL IT CONTINUE TO BE?

The Epic Land Part 1 -The New Zealand Landscapes Timelapse – Beven Percival

Watch full screen in HD with sound if your device allows.

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Once again the lure of capturing the beauty of the wilderness landscapes around here has got a hold of me and taken up all the spare moments between my day job and kids. Preserved here are some brief moments of light and time that I have experienced over the last 6 months or so.

Every time I go into the wilderness I wonder how much longer will we be able to gaze into truly dark night skies. I wonder too if the way in which the climate seems to be rapidly changing will have an impact on the way that my kids and their future generations experience these wilderness places and the impact that it might have on this ‘epic land’. It’s all too easy to forget about those things in our busy lives.

I hope this time lapse show reel helps you experience a little piece of this epic landscape. What I am not able to show is the effort behind every scene and the great challenges that mother nature throws at you when you are trying to do this stuff. Even though every scene was planned in my head I don’t think any of them turned out the way I envisaged and often the conditions would get the better of me and my gear. On the flip side sometimes you’ve just got to be out there because you can’t plan when the conditions will present ‘a little piece of magic’.

Please leave a comment if you wish, I’d love to hear from you.

All scenes shot in the North Island of New Zealand.

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Amazing Visions: Altering Minds All In the Design

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Amazing Visions: Altering Minds All In the Design
Vimeo Videos Discovered by JkM the secret keeper
Notations in CAPS by Jennifer Kiley
Created Post 26th January 2014
Posted On Wednesday 12th February 2014
AMAZING VISIONS

IMAGES DIVINE.
SITTING BENEATH
IMMENSE INFINITE
VOLUMES OF SPACE.
ENDLESS TIME.
GOING IN A CIRCLE.
REPEATING EVERYTHING
JUST SLIGHTLY
DIFFERENT.
DRAW TO ABOVE US.
FEEL THE PULL.
HOW SPACE CALLS TO US.

The Lonely Night – Colin Rich

Music: ‘The Lonely Night’ by Moby & Mark Lanegan
Cinematography & Direction: Colin Rich facebook.com/colinrich1 (deer-dog.com)

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IMAGES OF MAGIC.
NATURE.
THE NATURAL UNION
OF ALL
COMING
INTO VIEW.
CRYSTAL CLARITY.
VISUAL HALLUCINATIONS
OF REALITY.
A NATURAL PHENOMENA.

Into the Atmosphere – Michael Shainblum

“Into The Atmosphere,” is my tribute to the state of California and
the beautiful deserts, mountains and coastlines that exist there.
This video showcases a variety of national/state parks as well as
less recognized natural areas. The video also focuses on clouds, fog
and interesting atmospheric conditions. Although California is known
for blue sunshine skies, seeing a colorful storm cloud over Half Dome
or an incredible sunset at the La Jolla Coves is really a sight to
see. The goal of this video is to show these environments in their best
possible light.

Living in California all my life, I had as much time as I needed to
really capture the essence and beauty it provides. This video was an
ongoing project for about a year with an estimated 75,000 images taken,
and about 12,400 made it into the 3.5 minute piece.

My Grandmother Alice Harpin passed away during the last two weeks of
shooting this video. The film is dedicated to her memory. Without her
and the love of my family this video would not have been possible.

To create this video there were many nights sleeping outside, and
many days spent in the wild to embrace the environment and get to
the surroundings. There is a common misconception about Timelapse
shooters that we quickly set up cameras and go sleep in the car for
hours at a time, which is far from the truth. We are constantly
hiking heavy equipment through dangerous areas and spending time
camping in uncomfortable situations, I love it and wouldn’t trade
it for anything else.

Some of the locations are Mono Lake, Anza Borrego Desert, Alabama
Hills, Trona Pinnacles, Big Sur, Mount Laguna, Santa Maria, Yosemite,
Gaviota, The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, La Jolla Coves, Santa
Ynez, the San Francisco Coast, and the Santa Barbara Mountains.

Directed and Filmed by Michael Shainblum.
To follow and see more of my work please visit:

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ART
ENTERING
THE SOUL.

PIXELATED
PENCIL.
WANTING
TO PLAY.

FIND OUT
WHO YOU ARE
AND BE.

ENJOY
IN
THE
DELIGHTFUL.

ACCEPT
THE
SURPRISES.

BE AMAZED
BY CREATING
SOMETHING
FROM NOTHING.

WAS IT EVER
JUST NOTHING?

PONDER
THE
POSSIBILITY
OF
IMAGINATION
BEING THE LAND
OF NOTHINGNESS.

WHAT
IS
CREATED
BECOMES
THE SOMETHING
OUT OF THE
NOTHINGNESS. ;-)

(c) JkM 2014

Design Starts Here – Director Elias Freiberger

Director – Elias Freiberger – eliasfreiberger.at

Music & sound design – Echoic – echoicaudio.com
We really enjoyed working on this beautiful film from Elias. Here’s some words from him

“Design Starts Here is my graduation project for the MA Graphic Moving Image course at London College of Communication. From my research into the motion design and graphic design industries, I have often discovered that many people place too much of an emphasis on software. I wanted to express in my short film how good design is in fact about coming up with ideas – that often start from pencil and paper – not just the tools at your disposal.”

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Amazing Visions: Wildness Beyond Life & Time

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Amazing Visions: Wildness Beyond Life & Time
Created by Jk the secret keeper
Vimeo Videos Discovered by j. kiley
Created on Tuesday 17th December 2013
Posted on Wednesday 8th January 2014
AMAZING VISIONS

Very Little Stars

from Timelapse, Inc. Plus 1 year ago Not Yet Rated
Music “The Alley” by DeVotchKa.
Photographed and edited by Ben Wiggins.
Contact: info@timelapseinc.com

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Wyoming Wildscapes II
It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming related time lapse project. Had plenty of adventures while working on this. Lightning almost got me a couple of times this summer, gear froze up in the winter (literally), and broke a few times (don’t think most of the time lapse gear was meant for extended wilderness backpacking), all that fun stuff. Despite any minor set backs, this was without a doubt one of the most fulfilling personal projects I’ve ever undertaken. Saw some pretty amazing stuff along the way, this part of the country never ceases to amaze and surprise me.

Song is ‘Dance of the Seven Sisters’ – by Ghost Kollective

Thanks for watching!
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Some long winded stuff here for anyone interested in reading more about Wyoming Wildscapes II, including a bit about licensing.
lightalivephotography.com/wyoming-wildscapes-ii

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Linklater – Cinema & Time

Philosophical & Imagery of Cinema & Time

Created for Sight & Sound magazine // November 2013
A conversation through cinema and time… about cinema and time (with Richard Linklater).

Accompanying text here & below:
bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/interviews/long-conversation-richard-linklater-cinema-time

There’s something inherently compelling about seeing human beings age through time. From the online time-lapse videos of faces changing over the course of a year to Michael Apted’s Up series, this process moves us. The ongoing drama of Apted’s films, which have followed a select group of British children into adulthood, is simply the drama of life unfolding. The structure is simple – Apted conducts an interview with the participants every seven years, weaving in B-roll footage that offers the smallest window into their everyday lives – and yet we are transfixed.

Before Midnight [Film with Ethan Hawke], the third installment of Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, is now out in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD.

In narrative filmmaking, this presentation of time is more complex, because it is also a re-presentation of time in a fictional context. As well, the artifice of aging has always been a part of filmmaking, whether through makeup, special effects, multiple actors and/or acting itself.

Beyond this artifice, however, lie characters – the actors themselves – who’ve aged with us in actual time. More often than not this aging is merely a byproduct of a profitable franchise churning out sequel after sequel. (Were it possible, I suppose some of these franchises would freeze their actors in time.) But there are franchises that do necessarily unfold in time, like the recently completed Harry Potter series, which for many felt poignant not only because of its sweeping plot but because they were actually witnessing these characters getting older.

Outside of these mega franchises, there are film sequels in which the actual passing of time plays a crucial role, not as a mere byproduct but as a key ingredient. The goal is not to produce the next film as soon as possible but to wait for enough time to pass so the actors can age along with their characters (a sort of filmmaking-as-winemaking). What comes to mind most immediately are the five films of François Truffaut that track the ongoing life of Antoine Doinel over the course of 20 years. The changing face and body of Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine are a significant part of this narrative experience. We are not only witnessing the story of an abandoned boy struggling to become an adult, but time itself.

With this year’s release of Before Midnight, Richard Linklater joins Truffaut in offering this rare kind of cinema in which the physicality of time confronts our own existence. What makes Linklater’s narrative unique is that his two main characters, Jesse and Celine, have always been mindful of time passing, even when we first meet them in their twenties, and remain mindful in their forties. This is part of what draws them together – their willingness, or even eagerness, to discuss such things. Linklater unapologetically allows his characters, not only in these films but in his others, to engage with what it means to exist in this world. His cinema is filled with characters who question, theorise and reflect.

For Linklater, the unfolding of life is worthy of conversation and representation. In Before Sunrise (1995), Jesse describes to Celine an idea for a 24/7 cable access television show that would capture “life as it’s lived… a guy waking up in the morning and taking the long shower, eating a little breakfast, making a little coffee and reading the paper.” “Wait, wait,” Celine responds. “All those mundane, boring things everybody has to do every day of their fucking life?” Jesse: “I was going to say the poetry of day-to-day life…”

This idea of day-to-day life being worth watching, as a kind of poetry, gives context to Linklater’s first feature, It’s Impossible to Learn How to Plow by Reading Books (1988), which primarily consists of long takes of Linklater sitting, cooking, eating, doing laundry, taking a shower, driving a car and riding on trains.

There are moments that stand out among this ordinariness: Linklater pointing his gun out of the window, looking at his hands in the sunlight, standing before a mountain range with his friend, watching Dreyer’s Gertrud on television. None of these moments are given explicit meaning within the context of a narrative. Linklater and his gun are not a part of a sinister plot. When he looks at his hand in the sunlight, it is not a turning point in the story. They are simply moments. (The one exception may be the clip from Gertud that Linklater chooses to show, in which the main character describes life as a dream. This is a theme that Linklater will later engage throughout his films, and even here it may be suggesting that these moments are a kind of dream.)

This value that Linklater sees in the ordinariness of life unfolding makes his Before series all the more delicate. He is aware of life’s temporality, of the characters’ temporality, of our own temporality. What I appreciate about Linklater is his willingness to converse about these things, about things that matter. He is rarely coy or apathetic. If we are admonished to write what we know, it is not surprising that Linklater writes about people who are concerned but find pleasure and connection in the discussion of their concerns.

Linklater is at ease partaking in the long conversation of cinema, of what it is or might be (a conversation that is being reclaimed from its academese stagnation of “is” paralysis). For Linklater, it is a question both of history and possibility. It is less about prescription then it is potential. When we spoke, he had just finished wrapping his 12 Year Project, which takes the idea of representing time in narrative filmmaking to a whole different level.

If cinema is also the art of time passing, then Linklater is proving to be one of its most actively engaged and thoughtful directors. Unlike other filmmakers often identified as auteurs, Linklater’s distinction is not found on the surface of his films, in a visual style or signature shot, but rather in their DNA, as an ongoing conversation with cinema, which is to say, a conversation about time passing.

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Cloudy with a chance of joy

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Cloudy with a chance of joy
TEDTalk by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Created 16th October 2013
Posted Thursday 17th October 2013
TELL ME A STORY

Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a chance of joy
Published on Jul 16, 2013
You don’t need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. As he shares charming photos of nature’s finest aerial architecture, Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above.

starry-cloudy-sky

Let your mind go. Be a child again. Release your imagination & see what shapes the clouds are forming in your mind. Fall in New England is a great time for seeing visions not there any other time of the year. I have seen in the past while driving in Connecticut on the Merritt Parkway, the vision of an island surrounded by water. Maybe even a place to escape to as a get-a-way. Whatever the reason, clouds, in all there wonderful shapes, are a great way to escape, relax, and set your mind free.   Jk the secret keeper

JOKE Wednesday On Ellen:

Question: What did the fish say when he slammed into the wall?
Response: “Dam!”

LOL!!! :roll: :-D 8-) JkM

Amazing Visions Part #3

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Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Vimeo Videos Searched for Diligently by j. kiley

Post Created 8th September 2013
Posted On Wednesday 11th September 2013

Lightness of Being

I am dedicating this Post to someone who has been very supportive to me.
She has gone through a difficult ordeal over the past few months.
Life-threatening. I wish her good health & a speedy return to her life.
I want her to know she has my support. I was so worried.
Actually, frantic is a good word to describe it. She knows I care.
Thank you for contacting me in such a magical way.
Rising from the ashes is a true dramatic way to reenter.
Welcome back. You are looking great but oh my you went through it.
I know the experience well. Animals have been in my life forever.
They leave their marks in more ways than just to love you.
I can breath now knowing you are on the mend.
This is for you. Wow! your eyes. Wait for the fantastic images.
Be Awed. Celebrate. Be Alive.

Rio — Scientifantastic

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I was lucky enough to be sent to Rio on assignment to shoot some 4K and 10K timelapse footage for a major electronics manufacturer. This video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot there. Most of the locations are within the city of Rio De Janeiro, but I also traveled to the famous Iguazú Falls on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentinian province of Misiones. In 2011 Iguazú Falls was announced as one of the seven winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation.

RIO DE JANEIRO: No wonder the beautiful city of Rio De Janeiro was chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro

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Timelapse / JAPAN summer 2013

FILMED AND EDITED by Suishu Ikeda
MUSIC by Mokhov “Dream Eyes”

Panta Rei

Panta rei is an experimental short film that mixes animation and live action.
Every shot is 2D/2,5D compositing except for the shots at 00:01, 00:08 and 01:59 that are 3D animation, and the shot at 01:53 that is live action.

Director / D.O.P. / Art director / Editor / Animator / Compositing artist / Color grading artist: Ettore Biondo
Soundtrack composer: Constantin Philippou
Cast: Michele Biondo, Charalampos Alexandris

Hope You Enjoyed and Received the Pleasure
I Did from Discovering These Marvelous Videos

And the Artists Who Were So Creative in Creating Them.
They are a Treasure. I Have Found Many More.
So Look Forward to More Amazing Vision Posts In the Future.

Lina Kovalenko: Painting of Daisies for Love

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Beautiful painting of daisies, my favorite flower. I just loved this painting. I needed to reblog to be able to look at the portrayal of these special flowers. Julie Andrews in a field of daisies. Julie Andrews in a field of daisies… Does she love me? Does she not? Always those questions asked of this flower when we were children. I loved playing that game. It was taken seriously enough that you wanted your question answered positively and with a resounding “Yes”…! Jk the secret keeper

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